Cheatham County Exchange

WMOT to host second Roots music festival

WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 is hosting its second annual fundraising music festival, “Roots on the Rivers,” on Saturday, June 3, at Two Rivers Mansion, 3130 McGavock Pike in Nashville. 

General admission tickets are $45 each at, and kids 14 and under can attend free. WMOT members will get a $10 discount with promo codes they’ll receive. 

All funds raised will support WMOT programming, operations and community events. 

Gates will open at 11 a.m., and performances are set from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., rain or shine. Lawn chairs are welcome, but umbrellas and coolers won’t be permitted. 

A beer garden, craft cocktails, food trucks and items from local artists will be available.

The festival also will feature its first “Family String Band Circle,” where kids and adults can try out a variety of instruments. 

The music lineup is scheduled to include Langhorne Slim, Tommy Stinson’s Cowboys in the Campfire, Cordovas, Alison Brown, The Shootouts, Bee Taylor, Steve Cropper and Emily McGill, Laura Cantrell, Cruz Contreras of the Black Lillies, Kashena Sampson. Stevie Redstone, Mark Thornton, and Ben de la Cour. 

The festival also will air live at WMOT and on NPR.